Nominate now for Free Press awards

Last year's Free Press Sports Person of the Year, James Cowton, with guest speaker Richard Cresswell and sponsor Chris West.

Last year's Free Press Sports Person of the Year, James Cowton, with guest speaker Richard Cresswell and sponsor Chris West.

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Whose achievements have topped the rest in Bridlington this year?

Which team deserves recognition for its success in 2014?

Free Press sports awards

Free Press sports awards

Who has worked behind the scenes to make a difference to the sporting community in Bridlington?

If you know someone who fits the bill, entries are open now for the fourth Bridlington Free Press Sports Awards.

You can nominate for the following categories:

Sports Person of the Year

Junior Sports Person of the Year (under 18)

Team of the Year

Junior Team of the Year

Club of the Year

Coach of the Year

Unsung Hero

Lifetime Achievement

Services to Junior Sport

Services to Village Sport

In addition, honours will be given out for Outstanding Contribution To The Community Through Sport and a Special Award, with the winners chosen in conjunction with Bridlington Town Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Further categories may be added if extra sponsors come forward in the near future.

As always, the judges will make their decisions on the quality of the nominations received, not on the number of votes for a team or individual.

The awards ceremony will take place at Bridlington Rugby Club on Friday March 6.

To make a nomination, email sport@bridlingtonfreepress.co.uk, including who you would like to put forward, for which category, and most importantly, why they deserve an award.

Remember to add your name and contact details.

Sports editor John Edwards said: “Don’t be modest. If you, or someone you know, has achieved something memorable this year, let us know.

“And don’t think we are only interested in mainstream sports. Previous ceremonies have proved that smaller, minority sports have just as much of a chance of winning.

“The Club of the Year award is all about rewarding clubs who have got involved with the community, as much as getting great results on the pitch.

“And we want to hear about committee members, referees, league secretaries or anyone else who goes the extra mile to allow others to enjoy sport for our Unsung Hero award.

“We are proud of the sports awards and are looking forward to another great event.”

This is the fourth year the Free Press has organised the awards, and last year saw motorcycling’s James Cowton win the main award. Previously, triathlete Ryan Hepworth and darts player Steve Rice have been names Bridlington’s Sports Person of the Year.

The event’s main sponsor is again West BS. Categories have been sponsored by Lloyd Dowson, East Riding College, Flamborough Head Golf Club, Bryan Brown, Pineapple Joe’s, Specsavers, Bridlington Round Table, Bridlington Rotary Club and Bridlington Dental Studio.

Any other local businesses wanting to get involved can call the sports desk on 07803 506517